Summer is finally here! In many places temperatures have already climbed to dizzying heights. The best thing to fight off the impending overheating? A refreshing drink to cool down!
That is why we have something very special for you today. We have organised a fun contest among the Bring! employees to find the ultimate Bring! Summer Drinks. Today we present the three winners to you! You can easily make these three recipes at home for yourself, your family and friends. Cheers!
Virgin Strawberry Margarita
The margarita is one of the most classic cocktails. In this recipe, our designer Muriel gave the well-known drink a little twist. Because strawberries and summer simply belong together. And best of all: You can safely sip this non-alcoholic drink at work, too! It's quick and easy and the perfect cool-down for hot days.
For two drinks you will need:
1 heaping handful of frozen strawberries (or, alternatively, fresh strawberries with ice cubes)
Approx. 300ml warm water (Add how much you want)
1 Tbsp Maple syrup
Regular white sugar for decoration
First, prepare two cocktail glasses: Rub a piece of the lime over the rim of the glasses. Then spread some sugar on a small plate and turn the moistened glass rims in the sugar. Voilà, your glasses now have a decorative sugar rim. Set the glasses aside for later.
Put the strawberries, warm water, a splash of lime juice and 1 tablespoon maple syrup in a blender. The warm water will keep your blender from being damaged by the frozen strawberries or ice cubes. Mix the ingredients until smooth.
For an extra kick of freshness, add a little sprite to the drink..
Pour the drink into the prepared glasses and garnish the rim with a slice of lime.
Behind this royal name hides a delicious grapefruit and rosemary gin. Fruity and fresh with a slightly bitter note, it is the perfect summer drink. Enjoy this delicious cocktail like our sales ladies Ivana, Noemi and Serena with friends on a mild summer evening.
For two drinks you will need:
40 ml gin
3-4 grapefruits (400 ml grapefruit juice plus a few pieces to serve)
100 ml tonic water
2 sprigs rosemary
fresh blueberries and other berries of your choice
Fill two glasses with the rosemary sprigs, a few fresh grapefruit pieces, berries, ice cubes and rosemary sprigs
Squeeze out the grapefruits and pour the juice through a sieve.
Mix the gin and grapefruit juice, fill into two glasses
And here is my personal favorite: The strawberry-rhubarb syrup may take a little more time to prepare, but it is really easy to make and will last for a while if properly stored. In theory at least, because my bottle was empty again after just three days!
For approx. 1 litre of syrup you will need:
500 g fresh Strawberries
500 g fresh rhubarb
500 g sugar
16 g vanilla sugar
300 ml water
1 lemon (juice)
Wash the rhubarb and strawberries well, but don't peel the rhubarb: the red skin of the rhubarb will give the syrup its beautiful, bright red color!
Bring the strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, vanilla sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan and simmer for about 20 minutes until the rhubarb is soft.
Pour the pulp and liquid into a fine-mesh sieve (collect the juice!). Squeeze as much juice as possible out of the pulp with a spoon. Extra tip: Fill the remaining pulp into a mason jar and enjoy it like a compote!
Add the juice of one lemon to the syrup, bring to a boil again and simmer with the lid closed for 10 minutes. Fill into a hot rinsed bottle and close immediately.
If you store it in a cool and dark place, you can keep the syrup for 5-6 months.